Mbappe calls for ref punishment after Neymar red

first_imgKylian Mbappé ‘Why can’t referees be punished?’ – Mbappe hits out after Neymar red card Goal 21:02 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappé PSG Olympique Marseille v PSG Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 Neymar The 18-year-old called for referees to be held accountable after the Brazil star was sent off with two yellow cards in Sunday’s game Kylian Mbappe believes referees should be punished retrospectively in the same way players are in the wake of Neymar’s red card for Paris Saint-Germain.The Brazilian attacker was dismissed late on in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Marseille when he picked up two yellow cards within two minutes.Neymar insisted it was “harsh” from the referee to send him off for reacting to a foul from Lucas Ocampos, while coach Unai Emery said it was “not fair” to the former Barcelona star. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Mbappe, 18, believes the incident shows that referees should not be immune to criticism or punishment.”I will not slam the referee because he already had a lot of pressure on his shoulders,” Mbappe told reporters. “The referees have to level with themselves. That wasn’t the case tonight. Also, we can’t discuss it with them. We have the impression that they are superior to us. That’s a problem because we’re all part of the same show.”I think there should be a commission that could fix that.”We have a player who has been sanctioned [Neymar]. Why can’t referees be punished [retrospectively] like the players?”Edinson Cavani’s injury time free-kick rescued a draw for the capital club, leaving them four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 before they take on Nice on Friday.last_img read more

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